NaBloPoMo DAY 4:
If you ask me, people are either forgetful, careless or have their heads in the clouds. And that goes double for kids.
I say this because whenever I go on a walk with Henry, my Cavalier King Charles Spaniel who descends from royalty, and Oliver Twist, my Maltipoo street urchin, inevitably we find something that has been
left on the ground,
or in the grass,
or under the shrubs,
or on a picnic table–or even in the gutter.
In fact, the things that are left behind could fill a warehouse! Maybe I should start a Lost & Found or open up a Tangled Web thrift shop. Certainly something to think about.
The way I see it, every lost or discarded item has a story to tell. Which is why I’ve created a series of stories that I’ve been sharing on Facebook. Recently, a few of my Facebook friends have actually suggested I collect these little tales and turn them into a book. Well, I’m not sure about that, as it seems like a stretch. But I figured I could share some of these with you, and add a few news ones, too, while I’m at it. So, here goes!
Things I Find on My Walk #1:
I found a “Z” on my walk today. It was near a playground and I started wondering, who brings magnetic letters to the playground? It’s not as if there’s a refrigerator by the swings or anything like that. But this yellow “Z” was all alone, and then I started worrying that some kid somewhere is crying tonight because they can’t spell the word, “zebra” or “zombies” anymore, and that made me rather sad.
But then I smiled, because all of a sudden I felt like I was in a Sesame Street segment, so I started looking for more “Z’s.” Sigh. I’m still looking.
When was the last time you found a “Z” or any other letter on your walk?
(Note: I’m taking part in NaBloPoMo, more sensibly known as National Blog Posting Month. Thirty days, 30 posts. This is #4. If you have suggestions for a post, please let me know. I may be getting desperate for ideas soon!)
It’s Election Day!
By the way, it’s Election Day in the United States. If you haven’t yet voted, please make sure you do. It’s a privilege and it’s our right as citizens, so take heed from this Tangled Web and vote. To get you started, here’s a link from the Pew Charitable Trust, an organization that has partnered with WordPress and election officials nationwide.